Niagara Falls testing the waters for affordable housing

Niagara Falls Council is looking at the possibility of new affordable housing units at the old downtown farmers' market.

During last night's meeting council decided to put out a request for proposals to see if developers would be interested in putting in a 200  to  300 unit facility in the area with 50 units specifally earmarked for affordable housing.

Speaking to CKTB' Matt Holmes, Councillor Lori Lococo says everything from here relies heavily on the kind of proposals coming in.

She says the city doesn't want to run the building  but would donate the land and help with permits.

She also notes business owners and residents have come forward with preliminary concerns, including worries about parking.